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By adamg - 9/21/12 - 10:08 am

O'NeilMBTA Transit Police say Robert O'Neil's pants were not bulging early this morning because he was happy to see them, but because they were stuffed with a "large pair of cable cutters" he'd allegedly used to snip and try to remove Green Line signal wires running along the tracks at the Brookline Village trolley stop.

O'Neil, 43, of Medford, faces arraignment today in Brookline District Court on charges of larceny over $250, vandalizing railroad signals and trespassing.

MBTA and Brookline police arrived at the station around 2:10 a.m. after somebody called 911 to report a guy clipping cables and piling them on the tracks.

By adamg - 8/26/10 - 1:00 pm

Signal problems, flooding, disabled trains, they're all so passe. AlertNewEngland reports Riverside trains are being delayed because police at Brookline Village are searching for "man with a snake."

By adamg - 4/12/10 - 8:10 am

John Carroll, who lives in Brookline Village, wonders why elected officials didn't do much to stop a Borg cube from landing on Harvard Street while they are battling to do something about a proposed Mormon church off Rte. 9 in leafy Fisher Hill:

So: Fisher Hill gets to pick and choose but Brookline Village gets stuck with the Horror on Harvard Street?

Gotta ask: Is more than somebody in Brookline government getting greased here?

By adamg - 2/4/10 - 9:04 pm

A Proper Bostonian is amazed to count nine dry-cleaning places in Brookline Village:

... I never thought of Brookline Village as terrifically pressed and creased. I've always experienced it as more of a yuppie-hippie enclave. After all, there's the hot yoga and at least one holistic spa. I envision the typical Villager wearing organic natural fibers that were washed in biodegradable suds. ...

By adamg - 9/10/09 - 1:21 pm

George Aaron Cuddy tweets he's on the dead outbound train, just before Brookline Village.

By adamg - 8/8/09 - 9:28 am

So how about that giant cube now rising on Harvard Street?

... The cube itself is a monolithic presence, kind of like a big stereo speaker in a room of antique furniture, as we look across the street to the fine historic red brick buildings, with their inviting doors and windows, fine detailing and timeless simplicity. It would have been entirely possible to design a modern structure that nonetheless fit in this setting. Had it had some elements remotely in common with the structures in the vicinity, namely the original church, the house on Holden, or the brick buildings on Harvard, be it materials, height, massing, roof height and angle, the rhythm of windows, shape, form, etc. But these structures have none of these. ...

Via Neal Simpson.

By adamg - 1/28/08 - 9:55 pm

Brookline Police report that Horai-San Book and Crystal Shop, 242 Washington St. in Brookline Village, was held up around 6:42 p.m. on Friday.

By adamg - 12/13/07 - 12:00 am

At Logan Airport, where he was allegedly harrassing people.

Woman attacked near Brookline Village T stop.

By adamg - 12/12/07 - 10:55 am

UPDATE: Suspect arrested at Logan Airport.

Around 1 this morning, she fought off man who followed her on the trolley all the way from Government Center, then tried to rape her.

By adamg - 12/10/07 - 1:37 pm

A diner at the Village Fair restaurant on Washington Street told police last Thursday that somebody made off with his dog:

The dog was last seen by witnesses in the possession of four teenage Hispanic males, the dog is described as a 3 year old female pit-bull mix black with white markings.

By adamg - 9/28/07 - 10:25 am

Brookline Police report that when a man exiting the Brookline Village Starbucks Wednesday morning declined to give a panhandler money:

[T]he suspect kicked over a newspaper stand which subsequently fell and struck the victims vehicle.

The panhandler was subsequently arrested.

They also report on a traffic incident at Parkman and St. Paul streets:

By Arborway - 8/28/07 - 10:09 pm

This Saturday as opposed to Monday, per The Boston Globe.

This will certainly ease the coming weekend of hell brought about by several Red Sox games, college move-ins and Labor Day tourist traffic.

Trains will be able to run faster, and the handicapped-accessible Breda trolleys should theoretically be able to traverse the line at full speed without derailing now that the track renovations are complete. The T expects the latter to enter service on the D Line by the end of the year.

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